We know some beauty queens need an attitude adjustment… but it might be too late for former Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kristhielee Caride who just lost the crown because, well, she had too much ‘tude.
While on one of the interviews she actually attended — Caride had been refusing to do interviews — she told Elnuevodia.com that she didn’t like cameras. Girl, you might want to check the job description before you apply.
“I saw the damage that she was doing and the damage that she was doing to the organization,” said Desirée Lowry, director of the Miss Puerto Rico Universe organization, of her decision.
The crown was given to runner-up Brenda Jiménez, who’s a biology and sociology major and represents Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
“I am really excited and extremely anxious. I haven’t processed it yet,” said the new Miss Universe. We’re pretty sure her new title came as a surprise.
Bhasha Mukherjee won Miss England back in 2019 and took a career break as a junior doctor. The beauty queen had resolved to hang up her scrubs and focus on humanitarian work until August after receiving an invite to be an ambassador for several charities.
Bhasha Mukherjee took a career break as a junior doctor after competing in the Miss World pageant in December 2019.
“I was invited to Africa, to Turkey, then to India, Pakistan and several other Asian countries to be an ambassador for various charity work,” Mukherjee told CNN in a recent interview.
Up until recently, the 24-year-old contestant winner had been living in India for four weeks on behalf of Coventry Mercia Lions Club. There she visited schools with donations and gave money to a home that supports abandoned girls. But according to CNN, as the coronavirus began to darken back in her home in the UK she began to receive messages from her former colleagues at her old hospital, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Their stories of battling the hardships that come with the coronavirus moved her and ultimately Mukherjee made the decision to return to work.
Mukherjee has spoken up about her decision citing the various deaths around the world for inspiration to get back to work.
“When you are doing all this humanitarian work abroad, you’re still expected to put the crown on, get ready… look pretty. But.. I wanted to come back home. I wanted to come and go straight to work,” Mukherjee explained to CNN. “I felt a sense of this is what I’d got this degree for and what better time to be part of this particular sector than now.”
Mukherjee returned to the UK on Wednesday after working with the British High Commission in Kolkata to fly from India to London
“It was incredible the way the whole world was celebrating all key workers, and I wanted to be one of those, and I knew I could help,” she said. “There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need.”
Mukherjee says that she will self-isolate too.
As per requirements, Mukherjee will be in self-quarantine for two weeks until she returns back to work as a doctor at Pilgrim Hospital. As a practitioner in respiratory medicine, there is no doubt her presence as a physician is much needed during this time in which Coronavirus symptoms primarily come with chest and breathing issues.
The crowning glory of this year’s Miss Puerto Rico was tarnished for 23-year-old Madison Anderson Berríos with the backlash since, unlike previous winners, she wasn’t born or raised on the island.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Orlando, Florida to a white dad and a Puerto Rican mom, Anderson Berríos doesn’t speak Spanish fluently so the idea of her not being “Latina enough” quickly came up on social media. After her win, #NoMeRepresenta began trending on Twitter and during the telecast, she was booed by the audience when she explained her first language wasn’t Spanish.
Her poise and push for authenticity come after some practice on the pageant stage.
In 2014, she participated in Miss Teen USA and two years later represented Puerto Rico in Miss Grand International. In January, she was the first runner-up in the Miss Florida USA contest, although she has always identified herself as Puerto Rican, according to El Sentinel Orlando
Now she’s prepping to represent Puerto Rico in the 68th Miss Universe international contest taking place in December in South Korea.
“It’s my dream. This is not just for my beautiful people of Puerto Rico, but for the diaspora because being Puerto Rican is carried in the blood,” she said in an interview with Wapa TV. And that’s a sentiment that’s just like her Instagram bio reads: #SerBoricuaSeLlevaEnlaSangre